Gaertner’s Expression of an Emerging German Enlightenment


Dated 1845, Eduard Gaertner’s view of Berlin’s Royal Opera captures a renewed national and civic pride in the Prussian capital. In this episode of Anatomy of an Artwork, discover how Gaertner captures the serenity of a balmy summer evening, find out how it differs to a similar version in Madrid’s Thyssen-BornemiszaMuseum, and marvel at the originality of Gaertner’s proto-photographic realism. ‘The Royal Opera UnterDen Linden, Berlin’ is a highlight of our upcoming sale of European & British Art (2 - 9 December | London).

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